About The Palmyrah Development Board (PDB)
The Palmyrah Development Board (PDB) which originally came under the Ministry of Plantations was constituted by Gazette notification of 18 August 1978 published in terms of Amendment no 24 of 1975; to the Sri Lanka Coconut Development Act no 46 of 1971 to carry out all functions in relation to Palmyrah plantations. Subsequently, PDB came under the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development by Gazette notification in 2010. Since 8th January 2015 Palmyrah Development Board assigned under the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.
The main activities of the PDB are restoration of Palmyrah plantations, renovation and enhancement of existing model farms, conduct handicraft training programmes, production of various Palmyrah items, promotion of Palmyrah industrial products, conducting research relating to food products and other product development, and operating sales outlets called “Katpaham”.
“Develop the Palmyrah sector as a dynamic sector for livelihood development."
“Develop Palmyrah Plantation promote, popularize and regulate sustainable Palmyrah industry to be a significant contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Country."